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Ok parents – summer has been great but we are getting near the end – for some of you, your kids will start back school in a couple of weeks and for others, your darling anklebiters will be underfoot until the last week of August. Don’t panic! Below are some camps that are playing well into August. And if you want a full list, be sure to go to THE SUMMER BOOK® ONLINE: A GUIDE TO HOUSTON DAY CAMPS AND CLASSES FOR KIDS & TEENS. It’s the largest and most accurate database and will help you end the summer on a high note.

Enjoy these last few weeks – or this month – of freedom-from-the-grind: hit the beach if you haven’t, go play in a park, go on a field trip to other parts of the city and beyond. Have fun while you can and enjoy every minute of these waning days of summer…

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artmix


Summer Camp 2017
artmix
PHONE: 713.552.9028
DATES: Through September 1
TIMES: weekly and by-the-day program options (full days, half days, lunch workshops, afternoon camp and classes)
AGES: summer camps and classes for children 3-15 years old
COST: various

artmix summer camp will continue through September 1st! Students will make art inspired by a rich collection of artists from a new destination each week and they will build upon their skills and learn new techniques in drawing, painting, sculpting, mixed media, and collage. At the conclusion of the week, students will have a beautiful collection of personal masterpieces! All of artmix's year-round classes and camp programs are for artists of all abilities, including special needs – everyone is welcome!

Art of Sound Music School


Music Lessons
Art of Sound Music School
PHONE: 832.452.7970
DATES: ongoing
TIMES: you choose!
AGES: all
COST: $150/month for weekly half-hour lessons and $250/month for weekly hour lessons

Professional musician Tim Browning is offering lessons in your home through his music school, the Art of Sound. He’s very engaging with kids and will work with you or your children starting at any level on a variety of instruments (violin, viola, piano) and he can also teach voice or music theory lessons. Children of all ages show academic improvement when they study music and music has been shown to stave off neurological difficulties and aging issues in adults.

Building Brains


Summer Camps at Building Brains
Building Brains
PHONE: 888.55.BUILD
DATES: Through August 11
TIMES: vary, based on location
AGES: 3-12 years old
COST: starts at $200

The Lego Camp Preschool camps are for 3 to 5 year olds and they use LEGO Duplo educational kits to build math and science skills. Building Brains – Lego Camp Elementary I (6 to 8 years) or II (9 to 14 years) camps allow kids to learn to build simple machines using gears, levers and pulleys and then motorize these machines using LEGO kits and curriculum while building math and science skills. Class also includes challenges where kids will compete against one another to build the best design. Students will understand why a machine works and will learn how to manipulate a machine to go faster or slower. Fine motor skills, critical thinking skills, imagination, and confidence will increase in this fun-filled camp atmosphere.

Chess Masters of Houston


Chess Camp
Chess Masters of Houston
PHONE: 832.721.4945
DATES: Through August 18
TIMES: 9am-12pm or 8am-5pm
AGES: 5 years old and up
COST: starts at $150

Chess Masters of Houston is the premier organization teaching chess to kids. Owner Nellie Naidoo has been coaching winning chess teams in HISD schools for twelve years and is passionate about the game and bringing it to every child, every home (including special needs kids). Chess Masters is very organized and has great teachers! Most of the top players in Houston are taught by International Master Daniel Fernandez and he is their lead teacher. Chess Masters of Houston is centrally located and they have summer camps for all levels from ages 5 and up. A special feature is that class sizes are small.

Crossing Borders Camps


Summer Art Sessions
City ArtWorks
PHONE: 713.681.1331
DATES: Through August 11
TIMES: times vary (full day and half day classes are available)
AGES: 4-15 years old
COST: $160/2-hour session (can be combined many ways)

City ArtWorks offers two summer options, based on age: “ArtSmart” classes are 4-5 year olds and “Imagination” classes are for 5-15 year olds. Their classes focus on "Art for Life:  giving children the ability to create, interpret, and explore through art."  Every summer, City ArtWorks offers programs that include sculpture, clay, printmaking, drawing, painting, mixed media and other visual art mediums. They encourage creative problem solving, they help develop critical thinking skills, and they expose children to visual arts concepts and history. But most of all, City ArtWorks' classes are fun and a great way for kids to connect with other young artists while developing skills they can use in all areas of their life!

Crossing Borders Camps


Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French & English Immersion Summer Camps
Language Kids World
PHONE: 281.565.1388
DATES: Through August 25
TIMES: 9am-3pm, early and late care available
AGES: 3-11 years old
COST: starts at $219

Give your child the gift of another language with these Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French, and English language immersion summer camps. The Language Kids World summer camps are play-based and innovative, and provided in a fun and nurturing environment that fosters friendship and curiosity for other cultures! Their hands-on and interactive programs are taught by native-speaker language educators with extensive training and experience in language teaching methodologies. The camps are week-long, with early and extended immersion provided at some locations, for kids 3-11 years old. There are multiple locations: Houston, Bellaire, Sugar Land, Kingwood, Spring/The Woodlands, Spring Branch, Katy, Pearland. Call them today and start your child on the path to become bilingual!

Lost Forest Summer Tennis Camp


Summer Tennis Camp
Lost Forest Tennis Club
PHONE: 832.582.6878
DATES: through August 18
TIMES: 9am-4pm (lunch included);
9am-noon or 1-4pm
AGES: 5 years old and up
COST: varies based on member/non-member,
one day drop-ins are available

The Lost Forest Tennis Academy provides all campers a fun yet structured environment in which kids can develop and improve their tennis skills. Kids will learn age-appropriate skills for both recreational and tournament tennis. This is a good camp for kids wanting to maintain their tennis skills when out of school and for kids who are curious about tennis. There is both INDOOR and OUTDOOR tennis available so kids will not have to endure the Houston heat!

Summer on the Point 2017


Summer on the Point 2017
St. Francis Episcopal School
PHONE: 713.458.6467
DATES: Through August 4
TIMES: times vary and there is extended care starting at 7:30am and ending at 5:30pm
AGES: 3-15 years old
COST: starts at $200/session

For more than 20 years, St. Francis has offered its "Summer on the Point" day camp program to keep young minds and bodies active and engaged during the long summer months. From fairy fun and 3-D gaming to sports skills and wacky word play, this year's "Summer on the Point" invites kids to Imagine the Possibilities – and to discover a summer of wonder and fun!


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GISH CREATIVE
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Houston, Texas 77057
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